Finalists are selected from a statewide media panel in Kansas of over 30 people that work in sports (radio, television, social media, website) across the state in every corner of the state along with Chet Kuplen, Conor Nicholl and Bethany Bowman of Sports in Kansas who calculate the votes/finalize them. Winners will be announced on the weekend of the 25th-27th.
Sports in Kansas 6A Player of the Year Finalists
S’Mya Nichols, Shawnee Mission West, Jr.
Addy Brown, Derby, Jr.
Jadyn Wooten, Blue Valley, Soph.
Kiki Smith, Topeka, Jr.
Brooklyn DeLeye, Washburn Rural, Jr.
Camryn Smith, SM South, Soph.
Emma Krueger, Washburn Rural, Sr.
Sania Copeland, Olathe North, Sr.
Camree Johnson, Dodge City, Sr.
Ashley Carrillo, Liberal, Sr.
Zyanna Walker, Wichita Heights, Sr.
Sports in Kansas 5A Player of the Year Finalists
Kamryn Farris, Lansing, Sr.
Beatrice Culliton, St. Thomas Aquinas, Sr.
Aubrie Kierscht, Salina Central, Sr.
Reese Messer, St. James, Fr.
Emree Zars, Mill Valley, Sr.
Gracie Gilpin, Emporia, Sr.
Anna Becker, Seaman, Fr.
Brooke Walker, Andover, Soph.
Brittany Harshaw, Andover Central, Sr.
Ellie Stearns, Andover Central, Sr.
Riley Bruggemann, St. James, Jr.
Charlotte O’Keefe, St. Thomas Aquinas, Sr.
Hampton Williams, Salina Central, Sr.
Sports in Kansas 4A Player of the Year Finalists
Gabi Henderson-Artis, Bishop Miege, Sr.
Harper Schreiner, Eudora, Sr.
Kirston Verhulst, Bishop Miege, Fr.
Paige Donnelly, Wamego, Sr.
Ali Zeka, Wellington, Sr.
Aleah Moree, Winfield, Soph.
Lauren Labertew, McPherson, Sr.
McKenzie Fairchild, Andale, Jr.
Madison Brannin, Labette County, Sr.
Airalyn Frame, Wellington, Sr.
Elizabeth Tjaden, Clearwater, So.
Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year Finalists
Taryn Sides, Phillipsburg, Jr.
Ava Jones, Nickerson, Jr.
Mikyn Hamlin, Hugoton, Jr.
Summya Adigun, Hugoton, Jr.
McKayla Miller, Cimarron, Jr.
Brooklyn Jones, Colby, Sr.
Talexa Weeter, Goodland, Jr.
Emilee Lane, Thomas More Prep-Marian, Sr.
Karsyn Schlesener, Southeast of Saline, Sr.
Ashley Singhateh, Eureka, Soph.
Mia Sarwinski, Galena, Jr.
Heather Arnett, Frontenac, Sr.
Makenzie McDaniel, Silver Lake, So.
Gianna Vos, Hugoton, Jr.
Emma Lehman, Goodland, Sr.
*-Several more listed due to multiple ties in voting
Sports in Kansas 2A Player of the Year Finalists
Kali Briar, Sterling, Sr.
Tallon Rentschler, Smith Center, Sr.
Brooke Hammond, Garden Plain, Sr.
Kaleigh O’Brien, Remington, Jr.
Emma Yungeberg, Valley Heights, Sr.
Lily Brown, Colgan, So.
Danielle Howard, Uniontown, Sr.
Rachel Fischer, Medicine Lodge
Sally Wise, Berean Academy, Sr.
Brittany Simpson, Ellinwood, Jr.
Bennie Horsch, Sterling, Sr.
Sadie Beagley, Sterling, Sr.
Adyson Scott, Stanton County, Jr.
Kanyon Olberding, Jackson Heights, Jr.
Addison Schletzbaum, Atchison County, Jr.
Sports in Kansas 1A-I Player of the Year Finalists
McKenna Vogl, Pretty Prairie, Sr.
Oen Deters, Centralia. Fr.
Avery Deters, Centralia, Sr.
Daelyn Winters, Burlingame, Sr.
Kaylin Noonan, Burlingame, Soph.
Lily Boughfman, Little River, Sr.
Jorah Harbaugh, Pretty Prairie, Sr.
Madi Denison, Minneola, Jr.
Shea Wurtz, Clifton-Clyde, So.
Trinity Lutters, Osborne, Jr.
Malynn Beil, Jetmore-Hodgeman County, Jr.
Sierra Jellison, Coldwater-South Central, Sr.
Sports in Kansas 1A-II Player of the Year Finalists
Brynna Hammeke, Central Plains, Jr.
Kassidy Nixon, Central Plains, Sr.
Ceegan Atkins, Hanover, Jr.
Brooklyn Jones, Lebo, Jr.
Kassie Miller, Golden Plains, Sr.
Kaylee Kauffman, Hutchinson Central Christian, Jr.
Mackenzie Walker, Ashland, Jr.
Tamara Lozoya, Attica, Sr.